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this video we have showed you all morning. texas congresswoman sheila jackson lee was at a town hall meeting. she was supposed to be listening in and directing with constituents. steve: when tracy miller, a cancer survivor, ask the question, in the middle of the question, the commerce woman took a phone call -- the commerce woman took a phone call -- the congresswoman took a phone call. >> she is not even listening. >> seriously? brian: we spoke to tracy miller earlier this morning. alisyn: tell us what the mood was as this was happening. >> people in the room were upset that she was taking a phone call. the lady behind me told cobbers woman jackson lee that she was being very rude -- told congresswoman jackson lee that she was being very rude. she snapped back at the elementary she said she could multitask. -- south back at the woman. she said she could multitask. steve: she said the reason she was on the phone was because she had called into a health-care hot line to ask for an answer to question. does that sound right to you? did it seem like she called into the hot line to ask a question
in the right direction. >> sheila jackson lee is having a town hall meeting. she is sitting there talking on the phone. a person is asking her a question. this is like what seems like the beginning of this thing. believe it or not, we are watching her on the phone, right? there is a woman asking her a question about health care. it seems on its face to be very -- well, yeah. thanks, angie. rude. i am trying to find the words. >> rude, awkward? >> it is not awkward. i tell this to my kids all the time, stop texting or get off the phone when your mother or father or an adult is talking to you. that's not something you want to do. at the very least, its improper telephone etiquette. >> what was the question? what's the full scoop? >> the question doesn't come into play. it was a fair question that was being asked of her of someone who wanted to know more about health care and was asking her a question about how much it is going to cost americans. rather than listen to the question, she was talking on the phone, which seems on its face to be inappropriate. now, she may have a perfectly good e
a distraction. but what sheila jackson lee has done is not because sheila jackson lee has a consistent history of serving her constituents. >> okay. >> and i served that lady by having a town hall meeting that she could come to in the middle of the day. >> i get it. >> i look forward to working with you. >> we are out of time. congresswoman, very courageous of you to come on. i know it's a difficult thing. wolf blitzer is standing by. he, too, will be covering stories like this in "the situation room." >>> rick, thank you. happening now, something the white house is doing raising some eyebrows out there. it involves health care reform and possibly your e-mail inbox. >>> a convicted bomber seeks mercy. he's in prison for a notorious terrorist act, the bombing of pan am flight 103, killing a lot of americans. now outrage. he may soon be set free after serving only about eight years. >>> and plane down. it ditches in the middle of the sea, and a pilot stands on the plane as it sinks. you might not believe what happened next. one witness said, and i'm quoting now, i thought i'd witnessed death. i'
that. >> president obama is gearing up for two more town halls this week. the first in massachusetts tomorrow. >> texas congresswoman sheila jackson lee answering the call for healthcare reform, rather answering her cell phone during a town hall meeting. this is video on youtube. a cancer survivor. someone in the crowd can be heard saying, come on, dude. and she isn't even listening. after a vow minutes, the congresswoman hung up and swered the question. >> up next at 6:00, all you can fly, for $600, is jet blue's new deal worth the cash? and dramatic video, a pilot rescued clinging to his crashed plane in the middle of the ocean. as we go to break, the music world saying good-bye to a music legend. inventing the electric guitar as we know it. gibson les paul guitar. the grammy winning musician and inventor brought out the rise of multitrack recordings. in recent years, he still plays some new york city night spots. les paul was 94. >>> we all watched the accident moments after it happened. crystal walker and her friend were both in the car and amazed that total strangers helped. t
: this woman got snubbed by sheila jackson lee at a town hall meeting on health care. as she is asking her question, the congresswoman was on the phone. she has apologized but this has outraged the citizen. find out what she wants next. % - ( rock music playing ) - ♪ oh! what do you say to a spin around the color wheel? - to paint with primer already mixed in? - ♪ yeah yeah yeah... - test samples instead of can commitments? - ♪ whoo! - what do you say we dip into our wallets less... - ♪ are you feeling it? - ...and grab ahold of the latest tools out there... - ♪ oh! ...so we can quit all that messing around with extra steps - and get busy turning our doing dials up a notch? - ♪ whoo! ♪ oh! more saving. more doing. - that's the power of the home depot. - ♪ yeah yeah yeah. call now or go to lifelock.com. ♪ brian: the obama administration seems to be pushing the nfl how it uses technology. gretchen: computer if you cash for clunkers web site. then it set up a snitch web site where you could report people oppose to the health care report plans. fishy thing. then it unsolicite
sheila jackson lee to the town hall attendee she insulted while talking on the phone during that woman's question. now that town haller, a cancer survivor and single mom is challenging congress lee to a debate. let's take a listen to the challenge tracy issued ton a youtube video. >> this time i think it is even more important that you and other members of congress hear equally from myself and others who believe that hr 3200 is bad for america and why it is bad for america. i would like to invite to you have this dialogue in a public forum or debate which is acceptable to you whoa, tracy girl joins us to tell us more about this video challenge. good morning to you. >> good morning. steve: that is brilliant. sheila jackson lee from your district in the houston area she had said well well i'm sorry tracy i hope you will come to a town hall. steve: you turned it around i will come to your town hall but i want to debate the issue. who came up with this idea? >> a friend of mine and myself both were thinking of it when we talked the next day following her interview with greta van susteren w
jackson lee at a town hall on her cell phone as she is asked a question. was this the diss? greta: the tea parties express rumbled through the country. september 12, the final stop. washington, d.c. griff jenkins was behind the scenes. you chased this bus across country. >> i did. so much has been made about what happened this weekend, the culmination of the 30 cities in 15 states. there were three reporters on board. i was one of them. there was one from cnn and one from "the new york times." before i left -- before i talk about the lessons learned, saturday was the big event. it was promoted most by glenn beck. here is the culmination event. here's how it went down on saturday. >> thank you, thank you. [cheers and applause] >> there sneaking up on us a little bit at a time. a little bit with the health care. a little bit with taking care of banks, insurance companies, auto companies. a little here and there, we will lose our freedom. >> i'm a democrat. i was an obama delegate. i was an obama supporter. he is not doing the will of the people. i don't want to go there. [unintelligible] we
the summer. congresswoman sheila jackson lee at a town hall on her cellphone as she's asked a question. the woman who asked the question and congressman lee both on the record minutes from now. >> sixteen days coast-to-coast, the tea party express rumbled down the highway through the country. and september 12th, the final stop, washington d.c. for the massive tea party. phong reported behind the scenes. >> you chased this bus all across-country. >> i did. you know, greta, it'scr fascinating. so much has been made about whas happened this weekend, which is the culmination of 309-plus days and 16 states. there were three reporters onboard, myself followed them and two reporters were actually on the bus the whole time. one from c.and nn and one from the new york times . but before i talk about thet lessens learned, saturday was the big event. it was, of course, promoted most by glenn beck. he just talked to you. but here is what the culmination of the event. this is how it went down on i saturday. iwhwh take a look. do >> thank you, thank you! >> they are sneaking up on us a little bit at
edith roosevelt to michelle obama. >> a town hall meeting was recently hosted in chicago. several member of the congressional black caucus share stories. members of congress participating in the event, bobby rush, danny david. congresswoman sheila jackson-lee of texas. two is a little less than hours. >> good evening. thank you all for coming this evening on this friday night in chicago. how are you? you have a member -- a battle? we welcome you to the town hall of the national summit on urban violence here in chicago state university. first i would like to introduce dr. wayne watson to give you some greetings and welcome you to the university. [applause] >> good evening. we can never acknowledge and thank those who have the courage to have vision and the courage to bring it forth, we can never acknowledge and thank them too much. our congressional black caucus, let us applaud and acknowledge them. [applause] by mother used to always say, let me smell the roses while i am here. you know, two things. one, a question was asked earlier, what are we going to do? are we going to come up with
brain trust of making good health my reality. congress people will be there at 9:00 a.m. a town hall on health at kennedy king college. i would say this, i want to thank congresswoman sheila jackson-lee, congressman rush, congressman david kelly, and congresswoman corinne brown who had to leave here. but most important as congressman davis said, i thank you all for being here in the spirit of congressman rush and mr. davis' childhood story -- on august 28, he asked us would we commit to a day of nonviolence in the city of chicago and across this nation. and as congresswoman kelly said -- sometimes if you were preaching to the choir. i think we know the answer to that question. but in that spirit and leading us in a celebration of positivity to the end of the evening, if you would commit to that day and every day, would you please stand up. let's have a safe evening this evening on friday. god bless the city of chicago and god bless these united states of america. thank you so much.[applause] >>,. >> some live events to tell you about here on c-span. tomorrow, a discussion about the f
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